January 12th, 2009

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Yes, more trailers

Race To Witch Mountain trailer
This remake looks good. Except for the fact that Johnson looks scruffy and the whole story seems to have been given away in this trailer.

Miami Vice clips
Saw an extended clip of a three episode arc from seasons 4 to 5, where Sonny Crockett loses his mind and goes to the dark side. It looked cool. Also saw the scene where Crockett married Sheena Easton. Nice mullet. Aawwwwww.

Gossip Girl/Mutant X clips
Saw clips of John Shea as Blair's dad in 'Gossip Girl' (dreadful show) and in 'Mutant X' (campy show, how many under dressed women did Adam make it with during that show?) John Shea is rather yummy.
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Demons Ep 2 review

The Whole Enchilada

The half wits hunting half lives saga continues. Luke is a slacker, even during his training montage. Ruby continues to be shoe horned into the plot so she can cause trouble and create drama. Some idiot parents miss their kids being carried off by a rubber suit demon. Luke and co must save the day. A zombie priest tells Luke not to trust Rupert. The demon is smited and none of it is caught on CCTV. This was utterly mediocre stuff, this sort of thing makes me miss 'Primeval'.
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Book Reviews: Never The Bride + Something Borrowed

Never the Bride by Paul Magrs

In this delightfully gothic comedy, Brenda the Bride of Frankenstein has settled down in the seaside town of Whitby and has opened a Bed & Breakfast.

Brenda just wants to live in peace and anonymity and have fish and chips with her best friend Effie. But destiny has other plans for Brenda as she finds herself facing off with the operator of an evil beauty salon, aiding the descendants of the Martians from 'War of the Worlds', dealing with a tv psychic and investigating what the scary owner of the Christmas hotel puts in her meat pies.

She and Effie soon find that dealing with Dracula, a gateway to hell and dire prophecies are just another every day occurrences for them.

This is a darkly comic gem and it is touching as well with Brenda's loneliness and small town life in Whitby wonderfully evoked.

Best Line: "This is a evil town...There's something wicked here. A brooding presence behind the scenes, watching over us and laughing at us all."

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Something Borrowed by Paul Magrs

The sequel to 'Never the Bride'.

Brenda and Effie's days spent gossiping and playing bingo are disrupted when poison pen letters are delivered to various Whitby residents. The two women decide to investigate and promptly get embroiled in more of the bizarre goings on in Whitby. There's a zombie and wicker furniture possessed by an alien from another dimension. And Brenda is reunited with an old love who hasn't aged a day since 1946.

This is another delightfully funny gothic comedy. Brenda the Bride of Frankenstein and Effie the descendant of a long line of witches have their work cut out for them this time. There are hilarious references to 'The Wicker Man', 'She' and Christopher Lee's various 'Fu Manchu' movies. This series is delightfully demented and there is another sequel 'Conjugal Rites' which I intend to read as soon as possible.

Best Line: "I am raining on their - well, not their parade exactly. I am raining on their pagan rites to an alien bamboo god."
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Issue# 21: Harmonic Divergence

Harmony, of all people, causes a massive change in the buffyverse. Harmony who somehow escaped LA gets a reality show on MTV. Buffy and co do nothing about it. Meanwhile a new slayer is unimpressed with Andrew's dire recruiting skills and Buffy's lacklustre unity pitch. This newly minted slayer goes after Harmony only to be fed on. So Harmony and vampires are cool now and slayers are regarded as the villains. Buffy expresses shock at this, despite the fact that Twilight informed her the slayer army was at war with humanity a dozen issues ago. Twit.

So Buffy is lazy and does nothing about Harmony's reality show, is lacklustre about new slayers and still has not gone on the offensive against Twilight. And the world has changed. Vampires are in and slayers are most definitely out. This was an okay issue but Buffy is really made to look like a lazy twit. Also how did Harmony escape from LA? Why is Andrew being trusted to recruit slayers?